While the Pakistan Deputy High Commissioner was summoned to the Ministry of External Affairs here, the Indian Deputy High Commissioner went to the Pakistan foreign office in Islamabad and lodged a similar protest.

According to informed sources, Indian officials in their meetings with Pakistani officials both in New Delhi and Islamabad have sought regular briefing on the progress of the trial and the investigation being conducted by Pakistani authorities.

It is understood that Indian officials during the meetings reiterated the high importance India attaches to bring to justice all those responsible in Pakistan for the Mumbai terror attack in 2008 in which 166 people were killed and hundred others injured.

For the seventh time in a row, a Pakistani anti-terrorism court trying the seven accused in the Mumbai attacks case adjourned the hearing on Wednesday.

The last hearing in the case and the one on June 25 could not be held because the judge was on leave. The case proceedings have not been held on a regular basis following the absence of the prosecution lawyers.

In the May 28, June 4, June 18 and July 2 hearings, the prosecution lawyers had not appeared in the ATC Rawalpindi primarily owing to security concerns.

Lashkar-e-Taiba operation commander Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Anjum have been charged with planning, financing and executing the attacks on India's financial capital.

 

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On November 26, 2008, armed gunmen from Lashkar-e-Taiba attacked the Mumbai city in which 166 people died.

Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, Abdul Wajid, Mazhar Iqbal, Hamad Amin Sadiq, Shahid Jameel Riaz, Jamil Ahmed and Anjum are accused whose trial has to be run Anti Terrorism Court in Pakistan.

The lone terrorist Azmal Kasab was arrested by Mumbai Police and he was executed at Pune’s Yerwada Jail.

Anti Terrorism Court in Pakistan has freed JuD Chief Hafiz Saeed 3 times in a row.

On May 28, June 4, June 18 and July 2 hearings, the prosecution lawyers had not appeared in the ATC Rawalpindi primarily owing to security concerns.

India has made strong protest at New Delhi and Islamabad on slow trial of Mumbai attack case in Pakistan.

The last hearing in the case on June 25 could not be held because the judge was on leave.

The case proceedings have not been held on a regular basis following the absence of the prosecution lawyers.

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